With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, our thoughts turn towards love, relationships, and marriage. For many of us, our thoughts turn towards that special someone, and our minds create images of what that perfect evening will be. Yet, if you are single and searching, Valentine’s Day may not be the happiest Hallmark holiday. Putting off marriage…

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Disneyland parent

The Disneyland parent exclaims often in frustration. The answer is: even though your intentions may be good, the execution is flawed. When our families fail to have balance between fun and self-discipline, they fail to thrive. This imbalance ripples through and affects everyone negatively. And once again, the children suffer in the end due to…

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homeschooling

In 1981, in his book Teach Your Own, John Holt enumerated the institutions on which parents rely for their children’s education: schools, libraries, museums, etc. He added that one day parents may opt for or be forced to live without some or all of those institutions.1 Well, because of COVID-19, for at least a few months of…

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Santa

By Dr. Jim Denison. Rewritten with permission by Michael Conrad, 130 Agency In 1897, eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York City’s The Sun newspaper. She asked, “Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus?”  News writer Francis Pharcellus Church soon responded in the newspaper’s editorial section with one of…

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